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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
taliban government and destroying al qaeda bases were both accomplished here a decade ago. and the cost, around $600 billion. $8 billion a month. and there are two more years to go. the afghan government of president hamid karzai washington helped put in place is widely considered one of the most corrupt in the world. the u.s. has helped train about 350,000 afghan security forces. the target number. but they're not always loyal. 20% of american combat deaths this year came from afghan forces shooting their american partners. many afghans fear, the government may not be able to hold the country together once u.s. troops leave in 2014. there could be a civil war. >> keep going a little bit more. >> reporter: among u.s. forces, morale remains high. but some are annoyed the war has been ignored in the u.s. presidential campaign. all four of doc coughlin's brothers serve in the military. he's on his second tour in afghanistan. he knows americans aret talking much about the troops anymore. >> initially when the war kicked off, there was a lot of coverage and a lot of people interested. o
FOX
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
government. >>> a warning for students. police want them to watch out for a suspicious man. they say a female student was followed as she drove home monday night. the girl says the man approached her as she walked into her house. she was able to get inside before he could reach her. >>> today is walk to school day. it's part of an effort to raise awareness for pedestrian safety and promote physical activity among children. police, fire and rescue workers and elected officials are joining students for events at local schools today. they include walks to piney branch elementary, and another one to dr. charles drew elementary in silver spring. students in 40 countries are taking part. >>> alan gross was convicted of spying and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. he has a tumor on his shoulder. cuban doctors say it's benign, but american doctors say they couldn't rule out cancer and he needs to be treated. his wife and lawyer are pleading with the cuban authorities to release him on humanitarian grounds. >>> the results are in, and there is no trace of jimmy hoffa's remains in a sample du
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Sep 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
, a state that economically is doing very well. a lot of government workers in northern virginia. a minority population that might turn out in bigger numbers, more african-american population and a growing hispanic population and southern roots that should help romney but that combination makes it the ultimate swing state. it's this year's florida or ohio. >> florida still matters very quickly. >> matters big, and if some other president wins it, check mate. no path without florida. you go through all the scenarios and for mitt romney, there's no path. if he's going to cede ohio. that's what's gone on, the move of ohio where romney cannot connect with white working voters, doing a big bus trip. the move of ohio, he has to win florida and wisconshich i virgi. >> thanks very much. back it matt. >>> the international monetary fund is calling for urgent action from lawmakers here in the u.s. and europe to turn around the global economy. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell recently sat down with her. andrea, good morning to you. >> good morning to you, matt. thank y
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Sep 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >>> monday night football action. the bears on the road to face the cowboys. it was a tough game for tony romo. the cowboys quarterback got intercepted five times. the two were returned for bear touchdowns. his countser part jay cutler kept mistakes to a minimum with 257 yards and two touchdowns. chicago won 34-18. >> there you go. it is the talk of the town. the nationals clinched the national league east title. when the braves lost last night. and the nats begin their playoff push either saturday or sunday, on the road. fans will be able to get their official divisional title gear this morning. coming up in about 30 minutes, we will be li
FOX
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
that's the role of government in people's lives. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. >>> we have continuing coverage of the debate prep all morning long, including chats later, and a reminder, you can catch the debate live at 9:00 p.m. here on fox 5. we'll have complete analysis on fox 5 news at 10 and the news edge at 11. >>> new this morning, would you pay pepco more each month if it meant better service? >> maryland residents could be asked to pay an extra dollar or two with that extra cash going toward preventing major power outages. fox5's melanie alnwick is live at pepco headquarters with details of this plan. melanie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, allison. after the june derecho that knocked out power millions around the area, many for more than a week, the governor developed a task force, and now it appears it's talking about passing some of the cost onto customers. given the outrage among customers when pepco asked for its last rate hike, it's a good bet the proposal isn't going to be popular with the public. governor o'malley said in his executive order creat
FOX
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
how the government is responding. >>> and changing her tune. last june in a jailhouse interview, the so-called soccer mohamad am accused of running a high-end escort service told us she was innocent. there was no business run out of that location at the time you were arrested or any time prior to that while you were in control of that apartment? >> no. >> so why did she suddenly decide to plead guilty to promoting prostitution? the unexpected twist in that case today, wednesday, september 26th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. in sports, still the news. use of replacement officials, a story dominated the internet and front pages of newspapers all across the country. >> even president obama is voicing his opinion on that call that decided monday's game saying it was, quote, terrible. so what will it take to get the real refere
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Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >>> in the buzz bin this morning, with happy news, actress drew barrymore and their husband announce their eight proud parents of a new little baby -- they're the proud parents of a new little baby girl. i like her. the 37-year-old actress welcomed her first child, ol ive barrymore. and it mate may come as a surprise to some because the actress never really publicly announced she was pregnant. a rep for barrymore says mama and the baby and we presume daddy are all healthy and happy. >> happy for her. >>> the greatest call ever. that is how seth mcfarland described the moment he was asked to host the oscars. >> the crea
FOX
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> only governments $6. >> and a great music festival in new orleans. know about mardi gras and some of the other music festivals but a great one this time of year. >> the voodoo music experience. absolutely love new orleans. a great time to go there. bands like jack white and green day are playing there. lasts three days in city park. because this is new orleans, wonderful food, gumbo, oyster poor boys and you get a lot there. >> your favorite of these if i put you on the spot, laid out five. if only one, i'd go to oregon because i love pinot noir. >> when it comes right down to it, leave the kids at home. >> you do the square crows and i'll do the wine. >> from jeans to skirts and >>> back now at 840, and this morning on "today's style" it's all about helms. changing from mini to maxies, hard to keep up. contributing style editor is here with the lange and short of it, shall we say. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> what are the rules on hem, and what's in this year had. >> in fashion you have to think of the trends on a spectrum, and you have to sort of calibrate wha
FOX
Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
think every member here knows the important of the district government securing local control every our budget. >> phil mendelsohn introduceed a bill tuesday with all councilmember on board that would allow voters to approve a change in the district's charter. that would block federal budget control. >> we believe that is what they will do and the congress. the united states has final say. they can vote the referendum change at amendment either up or down and we hope they will decide to take a pass. >> reporter: the plan could not only give d.c. leaders full control of budget but also keep federal budget issues separate from the district government. >> it would free the district from federal disagreements over whatever issued are unrelated to the district government that result in a threat of or actual shutdown of the district government while the federal government tries to work out its disagreements. >> reporter: on the hill, congresswoman eleanor holmes norton has made progress on budget autonomy. the council continues to support those efforts but believes it is time to try somet
FOX
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
explosions in the capital of damascus have sparked gun battles between government and rebel forces. the plablast hit the syrian arm headquarters, setting off a raging fire inside. none of the soldiers or personnel were killed in the blast. but iranian state tv says one of its correspondents died in the crossfire after the explosions. another blast has been reported near the prime ministry building. >>> also, new developments in spain. overnight, police there fired rubber bullets and used batons to fight off marchers who gathered in madrid to demonstrate against the government's handling of the economic crisis. 34 people were arrested. 64 others were injured in a violent crash between police and protesters. this morning the bank of spain says the country is in a deep recession. the protesters are demanding new elections, criticizing the government's tax hikes. >>> this morning another bank targeted in cyber attacks. according to "the wall street journal," about 220 customers filed complaints of outages on the website yesterday. the complaints were that customers were having problems logg
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
. the president will talk about his. those who believe we want bigger government, more intrusive government, trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see will vote for him. those who believe we should encourage economic growth, support small business, and create more jobs will vote for me. >> that first debate will take place next wednesday night in denver. >>> president obama is urging patience when it comes to this country's economic recovery. he spoke of what he calls an economic patriotism during a rally yesterday in virginia beach. >> an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy belongs with a strong and thriving middle class. i won't pretend that getting there is easy. the truth is it's going to take a few more years to solve challenges that we're building up over decades. but i want everybody here to understand our problems can be solved. our challenges will be met. >> the president will hold a campaign event today here in washington. >>> one person is dead after a wrong way crash in stafford, virginia. the accident happened around 4:30 yester
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Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
on the way to cincinnati. the government says the man in custody has a lengthy criminal record and had been declared mentally ill in the past. >>> four minutes after the hour now. later today, three men are expected in court for robbing and brutally attacking a man last month in eastern market. d.c. police arrested the trio yesterday in the beating of thomas maslin. they robbed him for his iphone. police say he is still in the hospital with serious brain injuries. investigators say these same men robbed three other people of their phones later that night. maslin's wife is expected to speak today. she told chief cathy lanier she is relieved that her husband's attacker was caught. >> this has been a very difficult time for the family. they a they are struggling. he the is extremely grateful for those who called in and provided information that helped us to get where we are today. >> police tell news4 surveillance video from a gas station may have helped catch the suects. the video appears to show them trying to use maslin's credit card after attacking him. >>> police are investigatin
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
talk about his. those who believe we want bigger government, more intrusive government, trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see will vote for him. those who believe we should encourage economic growth, support small business, and create more jobs will vote for me. >> that first debate will take place wednesday night in denver. >>> president obama will stay here in the district today. he has three campaign events scheduled in d.c. the president also campaigned yesterday in virginia. he was 200 miles from romney in virginia beach. >>> the nfl referees are back on the job. the regular refs received a standing ovation when we took the field before last night's ravens-bengals game in baltimore. the honeymoon was short-lived, as you might imagine. the crowd quickly booed when the hometown ravens were called for an unsportsmanlike penalty. this was the first game since the nfl and players union reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract. nfl commissioner roger goodell apologized to fans for the lockout. >> we're sorry to bring our fans through that, sorry to bring
FOX
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
decide whether to curtail parts of the voting rights act of 1965. it requires the federal government oversee any election rule changes in states with a history of voting discrimination. also on the docket, whether the defense of marriage act is constitutional. it states the federal government will only recognize traditional marriages. >>> occupy d.c. is back, and it could cause some problems for your commute this morning. the group is planning to hold several demonstrations today to mark the one-year anniversary of that movement here. news 4's megan mcgrath live at farragut square now with more on what we can expect today. megan? >> reporter: good morning. we could see a pretty dicey rush hour this morning as well as some traffic tie-ups later on in the afternoon because of the demonstrations that are scheduled. in fact, one is about to get under way about an hour from now. we are expecting possible road closures associated with this. this is the one-year anniversary of the occupy d.c. movement. you may remember when the protesters camped out in mcpherson square in freedom plaza. the
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
government will only recognize marriages between a man and a woman. the court will also hear a case that challenges whether race should be a factor in college admissions. a white student sued the university of texas after she claims she was rejected unfairly. >> there were people in my class with lower grades who weren't in all the activities i was in who were being accepted into ut, and the only other difference between us was the color of our skin. >> the best way to get to racial diversity is to consider race in an individualized way that looks at the whole applicant. >> six of the supreme court justices attended a special mass yesterd yesterday. the traditional red mass takes place the sunday before the supreme court begins its new term. >>> 5:35. news 4's tony tull at the live desk with breaking news. >> a little bit of sad news to report this morning. nbc news has just learned that 3 of the 16 people killed by a suicide bomber this morning in afghanistan were, in fact, american nato service members. the attack happened earlier this morning in eastern afghanistan in the city of
FOX
Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
story now. >> the food truck craze has reached such a fevered pitch, the d.c. government is now having its falafel and eating it too. serving up the barbecue, pour on the extra cause and don't forget the tax. >> isn't that pretty much every restaurant is just like the food trucks now? >> that's exactly right. the food trucks had always paid a flat $100 feet and now the city is implementing the sales tax act. they have to charge 10% on every sale. >> thank you very much. >> what is 10%? everybody has to get their cut, right? >> don't like paying more. >> we're giving away free coconut macaroons because of the sales tax today. >> reporter: james mcauley eats at food trucks every day. he think the tax is fair. it is just annoying. >> things are already kind of expensive when you pay with a credit card or what not, there is additional fees now for that too. >> reporter: steve adelson says he is fine with paying his fair share. >> at this point, we are on a level playing field and we should be treated with the same respect that other businesses are instead of the pariah that, in esse
FOX
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
get private payroll data in the lead-up to the big government jobs report for september. that comes out on friday. we get a report on the services sector. this is the biggest part of the economy. financial services, people would work in the hotel industry, et cetera. so pretty big reports. ahead of that, we are showing some green, like you and me this morning. futures are up but not by too much. >> great minds think alike. well, let's talk about american airlines aing bit here. this news of loose seats on airplanes. this is not good for american airlines business. what is the latest on this this morning. >> it really isn't. they are expecting 11 more jets today on top of 36 that have already been inspected and we've seen six different instances of loose seats. imagine you are going to take the family away for christmas. would you want to book on american? for the past two months, they've been canceling flights. they are bankrupt. they've been in bankruptcy protection since november. they have this latest issue of safety. there has been some speculation because the pilots, the union
FOX
Sep 25, 2012 5:00am EDT
. the government is particularly concerned about scams like cloning in which information about one patient is repeated in other records. that could lead to bigger reimbursement checks. >> let's take a deep breath together on this. >>> there is a problem with our breakfast. if you like bacon for breakfast or just like eating pork, it may get harder to satisfy your craving come next year. the national pig association -- didn't know they had one. this is in britain actually -- is warning there could be a worldwide pork shortage next year. they said pork producers had to cut down on herds because of soaring feed prices connected to drought conditions. however, the u.s. department of agriculture reports a record pork supply at u.s. warehouses just last month. we can breathe a little easier here at home. >> you can deal with the replacement ref, but you take away your bacon, and aaron's going to have a problem. >> just good bacon, not too crispy, not too undercooked. >> i like mine crispy. our producer likes his bacon deep fried. >> you got to do it right. >> i want a blt now. darn it. >
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >>> officials in hong kong say six crew members have been arrested for a deadly boat collision. they're being questioned for endangering people's lives according to china's police chief. at least 37 people were killed and dozens more injured after a boat carrying utility workers collide wade ferry. the boat began to sink immediately following the crash. survivors say the ferry did not stop after the collision. >>> the trial of the former butler for pope benedict xvi is resuming this morning at the vatican and for the first time, the former personal assistant will be questioned in court. he is facing charges of stealing personal letters and documents from the pope. he says he leaked th
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
passed through on the way to cincinnati. the government says the man in custody has a lengthy criminal record and had been declared mentally nil the past. >>> montgomery county police investigating a shooting in gaithersburg. chopper 4 flew above the scene. the shooting happened about 10:00. police say the man was shot several times, then walked to a nearby cvs and collapsed. at last check, the victim was still in the hospital. so far, no arrests have been made. >>> three men are expected in court later today accused of attacking and robbing a man in eastern market last month. police arrested the men yesterday with the brutal beating of thomas maslin. they reportedly robbed him for his iphone and other items. he suffered serious brain injuries and is still in the hospital. investigators say they arrested these same men for robbing three other people of their phones later that night. >> from some very good tips from our community, from a lot of hard work, from our detectives that are standing here behind me, to now place under arrest and charge those same three subjects from the robbery
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Sep 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
protesters are demanding new elections, criticizing the government cutbacks and tax hikes as well. more protests are expected today. >>> this morning investigators are trying to determine what led to a shooting that left a sheriff's deputy and a suspect in san diego. they're following up on a suspect in a child abuse case. as soon as they approached the suspect, there were reports of shots fired. all three were taken to the hospital for surgery. >>> today more than a million people across new zealand took part in an earthquake drill. that exercise is designed to teach people to find cover and hold on to something stable when a quake strikes. that drill was held at schools, the zoo, parliament, and airports. new zealand is hit by thousands of quakes each year, most of them minor. in february of last year, a 6.3 magnitude quake hit the city of christchurch, killing 185 people. >>> 5:21. time for weather and traffic on the ones. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson is here with our forecast for today. is it going to be a nice one, veronica? >> it's not going to be a bad day today. i
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